Sara (she, her, hers) has 20 years of experience working with children and families in outpatient clinics, private schools, community mental health, home-based treatment programs and residential facilities. The principles of wraparound are a major component of her work as she believes that families are the experts on their own experiences, strengths and needs. Understanding that navigating the system can be a challenge, Sara focuses on building an integrated team of both natural and professional supports can help a family meet their goals for themselves in a way that is sustainable. Sara specializes in working with individuals facing anxiety and depression but also in children presenting with developmental issues. Sara is often described as dedicated to her clients, creative in her treatment approaches and sensitive to the unique needs of each family. Aside from loving on her three children, she also fully admits to being a major book fanatic (feel free to give book recommendations!), a coffee snob and slightly obsessed with cute stationery products.
Maggie has over 25 years experience working with children and families. Her experience has ranged from working in direct clinical practice to policy work. Her heart lies in working with families through the adoption support, juvenile justice and educational advocacy. She specializes in helping families and educators understand and operationalize educational plans to best support students. She Maggie takes on a solution focused approach to treatment, helping children and families find ways to mitigate their challenges and celebrate their uniqueness. Maggie is passionate in her work and consistently extends her talents and creativity. Maggie is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish, an incredible asset to our community. Maggie loves spending time with her four children, traveling and reading good books.
Kellie has been practicing as an SLP for the past 18 years in settings such as public schools, outpatient clinics, Early Intervention and rehabilitation centers. This has allowed her the opportunity to work with children of all ages with a vast variety of communication disorders. Kellie loves what she does, works diligently to help clients reach their full potential; respecting that all children have different needs, strengths and learning styles and tailoring treatment to meet those needs. Specialty areas include Diagnostics as well as Childhood Language Disorders and Auditory Processing Disorders. Among her colleagues and friends, Kellie is known for her compassion, dedication and maybe most importantly - for her keen fashion sense and wicked sense of humor!
Kylie is a certified, registered and licensed occupational therapist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a certified children’s yoga and creative relaxation teacher. The main population she works with as an occupational therapist is children with disabilities including: developmental delays, sensory integration disorder, down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy. She has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist for about two years but has over six years of experience working with children with special needs. She currently teaches yoga to children but has been practicing yoga for over two years. She loves being an OT and children’s yoga teacher and working with children’s with all abilities! Her favorite thing about her job is watching kids have so much fun during sessions ! Kylie loves nature and being outside, hiking, running, and yoga. She can also never say no to hamburgers and french fries!
Caitlin comes to us with over 12 years of experience working with children of all ages but early education is her passion. She infuses creativity, a passion for play and her innate genuineness in her development of activities. She focuses on helping children find their unique strengths while providing support and understanding of their needs. Caitlin brings her positive energy to enhancing children's social emotional development while building academic skills. Caitlin enjoys spending time with her fiance and their many many furbabies! She is a talented artist and creator, and the mastermind behind Happiness Homemade by Cait.
Trott is a seasoned professional who has been working with a variety of populations over the past several years. A Fall River, Massachusetts native, Trott proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1998-2007. Returning to his hometown, Trott furthered his education because of his passion for serving others by earning his Masters in Social Work degree in 2016 from Boston University. He has worked with youth and families in residential facilities as well as outpatient clinics providing intensive home based behavioral support for children. Trott is the current director of the Fall River Veterans' Center. Trott specializes in behavior modification and management, developing self-regulation skills and group counseling strategies. He believes that our strengths lie in our desire to learn and make positive changes in our lives. Trott loves movies (ask him about his thoughts on Batman), art and sports - especially basketball. Go Celtics!
Cayla (she, her, hers) is our Director of Community Programming and Development. She earned her Master’s degree from the Rhode Island College School of Social Work, with a focus on macro, systems change work. She specializes in working with teens and young adults who are LGBTQ+ and individuals who may be experiencing challenges involving anxiety, self-esteem, and building effective coping skills. Cayla prioritizes the value of self-determination in all aspects of her work, firmly believing that clients and communities know themselves best. Whether it’s in an individual or group setting, Cayla ensures that each client who enters her office feels safe, supported, and validated through the use of her humor, authenticity, and engaging therapeutic activities. As Director of Community Programming and Development, Cayla actively fosters relationships between the center and other local agencies and educational institutions while also facilitating and co-creating programs that provide youth with safe spaces to grow, learn, and connect with others. You’ll most likely find Cayla with an iced coffee in hand while exploring outside, shopping for new vinyl to listen to, singing along to Broadway musicals, or hanging around her baby nephews.
William is a licensed certified social worker and school adjustment counselor with a broad range of experiences. He earned a Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College and has worked with adults, children, and families in a variety of settings: as a therapeutic mentor, mental health clinician, and intensive care coordinator. He specializes in working with children experiencing anxiety, depression, anger management issues, developing social skills, and improving self-esteem . His therapeutic methods include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology. William’s supportive, collaborative approach incorporates humor, recognition of individual strengths, spirituality, and compassion. This allows his clients and their families to feel empowered, confident, and comfortable with him from the start. He loves working with children and seeing them grow as unique individuals. William’s interests include movies (especially science-fiction/fantasy), music, being outside, trying new restaurants, traveling locally and abroad, and meeting people.
Heidi is one our incredible clinicians with a deep-rooted belief in the inner beauty and dignity of each person.